It has been a little while since we’ve heard any news about the fake MAC products that were sold in Target Australia late last year but an update has come through recently which explains a little bit more about how these products ended up on targets shelves.
An article just published in the age explains that Target followed up the chain of supply from the melbourne based retailer where the goods were purchased from and came across the wholesaler “Get Your MAC On” based in Arizona. They sued this supplier and in the process discovered that they had sourced the products from another seller – “Mudd Puppy” – based near Texas.
Descriptions of Mudd Puppy company are all along the lines of “Mac Cosmetics,100% AUTHENTIC,No Replicas,USA Distributer,Reliable” .. heard that before!
Target are frantically trying to determine in a series of US court cases the authenticity of these products to defend themselves against what could be a pretty substantial case in the Australian Courts. The outcome of these investigations with the Mudd Puppy retailer will certainly be interesting to watch unfold!
So back to what this means for y0u – and I cannot stress this enough:
“The fact that make-up is placed on the body, and often partially ingested by its users, raises a series of problems for Target if the cosmetics are eventually proved fake.” (The Age)
Buy only from Authorised resellers ladies!! There are plenty in Australia – MAC has an online store, and while yes you can sometimes get products significantly cheaper from these grey market retailers it is just NOT worth the risk!!
If you want to buy MAC in Australia – head to your local Myer or David Jones stores, or visit MAC’s website . Steer clear of retailers such as strawberrynet or other overseas grey market resellers.
What do you think about this latest development in the MAC v Target case?
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